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Our Annual Christmas Cookie Decorating Party

Our Annual Christmas Cookie Decorating Party

Our annual Christmas cookie decorating party is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. We've hosted this party for 10 years now (I think) and I will admit: it gets easier as the girls get older and can contribute more to the party prep! But, I'd encourage you...

How to style a Christmas movie night party

How to style a Christmas movie night party

There’s nothing my girls love more during the Christmas holiday then curling up with some snacks and watching Christmas movies. Whether it’s childhood favorites or a Hallmark Christmas movie marathon, we are here for the Christmas movies. And while nobody needs...

How to Host a 4th of July ice Cream Social

How to Host a 4th of July ice Cream Social

If the 4th of July is hot as Hades where you live, like it is here in Georgia, you’re thinking about indoor Independence Day celebration ideas. I love outdoor 4th of July party styling as much as the next girl, but I can’t with the heat. So, my girls and I came up...

How much does it cost to host a graduation party?

How much does it cost to host a graduation party?

Anyone who’s hosted any kind of party knows that the cost can add up quick! That’s why it’s so important to have a budget in mind when you’re planning your party. The budget gives you guardrails: they keep you from driving off the road! So how much does it cost to...

How to Throw a High School Graduation Open House Party

How to Throw a High School Graduation Open House Party

I spent most of Mother's Day in pajamas, binging Law & Order SVU. Which was actually an excellent way to spend Mother's Day; highly recommend. Anyway, I was completely fried from hosting my twin daughters' high school graduation open house party the day before....

How to Style An Easter Tablescape with the Viral WalMart Bunnies

How to Style An Easter Tablescape with the Viral WalMart Bunnies

Like everyone else, I fell hard for the flocked bunnies when they appeared in boutiques last year or so. But I was a good girl and didn't splurge so I JUMPED on the knock-off bunnies when they came to WalMart this spring. (I think Michael's Arts & Crafts also...

How to Style a Let’s Go Fly a Kite Party & Giveaway

How to Style a Let’s Go Fly a Kite Party & Giveaway

Party inspiration can come from just about anywhere, and for this Let’s Go Fly a Kite Party, it came from cute diamond-shaped plates from Pickytarian. These plates are super-sturdy, sustainably made and compostable. So you can feel really good about using easy...

My Parties: Ray of Sunshine Baby Shower

My Parties: Ray of Sunshine Baby Shower

When my twins started daycare, there was an assistant teacher in the two-year-old room who quickly became a family favorite. Miss Stephanie also moonlighted as our babysitter and later as my party assistant. And now, she and her husband Greg are expecting their first...

My Parties: How to Style a Disco Birthday Party Your Teens will Love!

My Parties: How to Style a Disco Birthday Party Your Teens will Love!

Do your kids ever have trouble choosing a birthday party theme? This year, as my twin daughters’ 17th birthday approached, they could NOT agree on a theme. They finally hit on the idea of a disco party, which was an idea I’d never would have come up with for them. But...

My Parties: How to Style a Bunnies & Bows Easter Tablescape

My Parties: How to Style a Bunnies & Bows Easter Tablescape

My best rule for party styling is: use what you have. That's just what I did for this bunnies and bows Easter tablescape: I leaned into what I already own and only bought a few new items. Here's hoping this Easter tablescape will inspire you to create your own lovely...

How to host a christmas cookie decorating party

How to host a christmas cookie decorating party

Each year since the girls were elementary-school age, we've decorated Christmas cookies with their godmother. We've tried this a variety of ways -- including baking and decorating in the same day (whew! don't do it!) -- and I think we've finally got Christmas cookies...

My Parties: How To Host a Friendsgiving Pie Party

My Parties: How To Host a Friendsgiving Pie Party

I've wanted to host a pie baking party for my daughters and their friends for a few years now. This party was delayed when Baby A got sick and then again when Covid hit last year. So we were awfully excited to finally get to host our Friendsgiving Pie Party. The idea...

How to Style a Skeleton & Gravestone Halloween Candy Table

How to Style a Skeleton & Gravestone Halloween Candy Table

Back in September, I published an early Halloween candy table and now that Halloween is almost here, I wanted to try the same idea in a second style. Mainly, I wanted to play with my posable skeleton. Here's how to style a Halloween candy table, skeleton style. This...

My Parties: How to Style a Haunted Halloween Candy Table

My Parties: How to Style a Haunted Halloween Candy Table

This Halloween, I think my girls are finally too old to trick-or-treat. (Cue the mom tears.) But I thought it might be fun for the girls to celebrate Halloween with their friends. And we know that kids love candy at every age! So I set up a little Halloween candy...

My Parties: Boho Picnic Party Sweet 16 For Twins

My Parties: Boho Picnic Party Sweet 16 For Twins

Like so many of you, we’ve now faced the “birthday in a pandemic” dilemma. My twins were turning 16 and all they wanted was a small party with friends. The girls and I planned their party together and came up with this boho picnic sweet 16 birthday party. We had a...

How to Have a Socially Distanced Birthday Party (Porch Party)

How to Have a Socially Distanced Birthday Party (Porch Party)

I promised to share another small, socially distanced birthday party with you. This is what we did for my mom's birthday back at the end of April. It couldn't have been simpler -- or shorter -- but it kept us safe while squeezing in a little celebration. It all...

My Parties: Under the Stars Sweet 16 Surprise Party for Twins!

My Parties: Under the Stars Sweet 16 Surprise Party for Twins!

One of the reasons I offer online party planning services (like The Party Course and The Party Plan Club) instead working as a local event planner, is that I don't want to spend weekends away from my daughters, running birthday parties for other moms' kids but missing...

TPT 14 Party Planning Cheat Sheets 11-23-1

Party planning should be fun -- not stressful!

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TPT 14 Party Planning Cheat Sheets 11-23-1

Don't miss my FREE Party Planning Cheat Sheets!

Don't miss my FREE party planning cheat sheets.

These are the exact 14 worksheets I use to plan all my parties!

Have fun planning your party (and stop worrying about what you're forgetting).

Plus, you'll get all the latest parties, tutorials, and discounts from The Party Teacher.

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